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Hercule Poirot's Christmas: A Hercule Poirot Mystery | [Agatha Christie]

Hercule Poirot's Christmas: A Hercule Poirot Mystery

Christmas Eve, and the Lee family's reunion is shattered by a deafening crash of furniture and a high-pitched wailing scream. Upstairs, the tyrannical Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed. When Hercule Poirot offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not of mourning but of mutual suspicion. It seems everyone had their own reason to hate the old man....
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Publisher's Summary

Christmas Eve, and the Lee family's reunion is shattered by a deafening crash of furniture and a high-pitched wailing scream. Upstairs, the tyrannical Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed.

When Hercule Poirot offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not of mourning but of mutual suspicion. It seems everyone had their own reason to hate the old man....

This title was previously published as Murder for Christmas and A Holiday for Murder.

©1938 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

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    donareader Moorpark, CA, United States 12-11-12
    donareader Moorpark, CA, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Typically enjoyable Poirot"

    This was a classic Poirot story with an engaging plot. I did not suspect who the murderer was until Poirot gathered everyone together to unraveled the clues. I had carefully considered the clues and accused the wrong character.

    I loved that Hugh Fraser, who played Hastings in several Poirot movies, read the story. He met the demands of each character's personality.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Wilmore, KY, United States 12-05-12
    Peter Wilmore, KY, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Slow start, warm ending."
    Would you listen to Hercule Poirot's Christmas again? Why?

    Yes! Great holiday listening that's not typical.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hercule Poirot's Christmas?

    Discovering the "true identity "of a character or two.


    What does Hugh Fraser bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He manages the various accents beautifully.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Murder for Christmas.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Newark, DE, United States 12-25-12
    Thomas Newark, DE, United States 12-25-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Surprising Twists Await"
    If you could sum up Hercule Poirot's Christmas in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, suspenseful, and entertaining.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot kept me on the edge of my seat in that it was really difficult to guess the identity of the murderer. There were many exciting plot twists.


    Which character – as performed by Hugh Fraser – was your favorite?

    Fraser always does a great job with Poirot himself, his performance of the master dective is always spot on.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    At Christmas Time never take anything for granted.


    Any additional comments?

    A must for any Poirot fan, many unpredictable developments. This book tends to follow Christies formula less than others in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ronna 12-23-12
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    "Audio adds to a terrific mystery!!"

    A closed room murder, a family gathering at Christmas, and Poirot's little gray cells at work, what more is needed for a good Christmas mystery! The reading of this mystery made a good story great!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James Riverside, CA, United States 12-19-12
    James Riverside, CA, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Character Matters"

    The story and the superb narration puts you right in the middle of the investigation. Character development, as always with Agatha Christie novels, makes one not want the book to end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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